Coffins draped in US and Israeli flags seen at Tehran protest exhibition
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Coffins draped in US and Israeli flags seen at Tehran protest exhibition

Fake caskets placed in courtyard where posters memorialized general Qassem Soleimani, killed in a targeted American strike last month

Fake US and Israeli coffins in a Tehran courtyard on January 22, 2019. (Channel 12 screenshot)
Fake US and Israeli coffins in a Tehran courtyard on January 22, 2019. (Channel 12 screenshot)

Iranians draped mock coffins with American and Israeli flags in a protest exhibition against the US killing of general Qassem Soleimani that was shared widely on social media on Wednesday.

The protest display was organized in a Tehran courtyard where posters memorializing the Iranian general plastered the walls.

Stacks of coffins were situated alongside cemetery crosses as well as military helmets that were also draped with American flags.

Several of the passers-by who spoke to journalists said that while they were aware of the risks that war with the US presented, they were prepared and certain that Iran could defend itself.

The scene contrasted with one documented earlier this month at an Iranian university, where students were filmed refusing to trample on an American and an Israeli flag painted on the floor.

The footage was shared on social media accounts supportive of the anti-regime protests of the past two days.

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